Clinical and Pathological Features of Idiopathatic Scrotal Calcinosis; A Report of Three Cases

Ozalp B., BÜYÜKBABANİ N., Guven E., Hocaoglu E.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.4, no.4, pp.107-110, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Scrotal calcinosis is a benign disorder of scrotal skin which is characterised by calcified nodules. The disease most usually occurs in the third decad within fixed, rough, itching and painless nodules and they grow slowly over the years. Although there are a few hypotheses related to the etiopathogenesis of the disease, its etiology is still controversial. Although secondary calcification of epidermal cysts, dystrophic calcification of the dartos muscle and calcification of eccrine cysts seem to be considered as the causes of scrotal calcinosis, it is still assesed as an idiopatic disorder. In this report, three cases of scrotal calcinosis are presented at the ages of 61, 42 and 27 years. All of the nodules were excised under local anesthesia, skin defects were repaired primarily and histopathological examinations of samples were carried out. Surgical outcomes were satisfactory and acceptable cosmetic healing was acheived in all three patients.